15th century

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== 15th Century ==

The 15th century was the century which lasted from January 1, 1401, to December 31, 1500. It is considered part of the Late Middle Ages, the period in European history which followed the Middle Ages and preceded the Early Modern period.

Historical Context[edit | edit source]

The 15th century was marked by significant events and developments in various parts of the world. In Europe, it was a time of transition from the medieval period to the Renaissance. The century saw the fall of the Byzantine Empire with the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, which marked the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance.

Europe[edit | edit source]

In Europe, the 15th century was characterized by the rise of powerful nation-states, the decline of feudalism, and significant cultural and intellectual developments. The Hundred Years' War between England and France came to an end in 1453, leading to the consolidation of both nations. The War of the Roses in England, a series of civil wars for control of the throne, also took place during this century.

The Renaissance, a cultural movement that began in Italy in the late 14th century, flourished during the 15th century. This period saw a renewed interest in the classical art, literature, and learning of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Notable figures of the Renaissance include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Niccolò Machiavelli.

Asia[edit | edit source]

In Asia, the 15th century was a period of significant change and development. The Ming Dynasty in China saw a period of stability and prosperity. The Ottoman Empire continued to expand, capturing Constantinople in 1453 and marking the end of the Byzantine Empire. In Japan, the Muromachi period was characterized by the rise of the samurai class and the establishment of the Ashikaga shogunate.

Americas[edit | edit source]

In the Americas, the 15th century saw the rise of powerful civilizations such as the Aztec Empire in Mesoamerica and the Inca Empire in South America. These civilizations developed complex societies with advanced agricultural practices, impressive architectural achievements, and rich cultural traditions.

Africa[edit | edit source]

In Africa, the 15th century was marked by the rise of powerful kingdoms and empires such as the Mali Empire and the Songhai Empire. These empires were known for their wealth, trade networks, and centers of learning, such as the city of Timbuktu.

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